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The Most Amazing Coral Reefs in the World
Posted by: jovy avisado ( Member ) on 2016-10-12
English Environmentalist Sheherazade Goldsmith once said that coral reefs represent some of the world's most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also foundation of marine life. Without them, many of the sea's most exquisite species will not survive. Indeed, coral reefs play an important role in underwater ecosystem. All coral reefs have distinct beauty. However, there are few that really stand out from the crowd such as:

1. Apo Reef, Philippines
Apo Reef Philippines
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Known as the best diving site in the country, Apo Reef is the world's largest contiguous coral reef system and largest in the Philippines. Divers enjoy meeting some marine life in Apo Reef such as Napoleon Wrasse, Yellowmargin triggerfish, cushion star, yellowfish white soft coral, and sea cucumber. What makes Apo Reef extra special is its undersea cliffs that measures 100 and 250 feet tall!

2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef perfectly captures the beauty of marine biodiversity. As the world's largest coral reef, The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest structure made by living organisms. It can also be seen as even from outer space. It is also home to many endangered species such as dugong, sea turtle, blue whale, and ornate wobbegong.

3. Belize Barrier Reef, Belize
Great Blue Hole
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Charles Darwin once said that Belize Barrier Reef is the most remarkable reef in the West Indies. The second largest coral reef system just next to The Great Barrier Reef, Belize Barrier Reef is Belize's top tourist destination. Also known as The Great Blue Hole, it consists of numerous species of plants and animals but surprisingly, 90% of reef has yet to be researched. This means that there must be more beautiful reefs to be seen down there!

4. Andros Barrier Reef, Bahamas
Andros Barrier Reef
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Located at the ocean Biome, Androd Barrier Reef is home to 164 beautiful species of fish and coral. It is also known for deep water sponges and Red Snappers. Specific fishes that can be found in Andros Barrier Reef are Shard Nose Puffer, Rock Lobster, Queen Trigger, Flying Gurnard, and Green Turtle.

5. New Caledonia Barrier Reef, New Caledonia
New Caledonia Barrier Reef
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One of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, New Caledonia Barrier Reef is home to a large biodiversity. It is the largest double barrier reef ( a rare geological phenomenon where two barrier reefs are formed side by side) in the world. 150 types of coral reefs are found in New Caledonia Barrier Reef. What a treat!

These coral reefs are indeed a haven for scuba diving enthusiasts or people who simply want to discover the beauty of marine life. Time to appreciate the beauty that lies under the deep blue sea! Book flights now and see these amazing corals for yourself!


 
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